New WY Republican Party Chairman

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Republican Party has announced that Diana Vaughan of Teton County will take over as party chairman as Republicans prepare to gather this week for their state convention.

Vaughan will assume the chairmanship Sunday from Fred Parady, who cited "family and business reasons" for his decision to step down.

State party Executive Director Amy Larimer says party rules call for Vaughan, as vice chair, to take over if the chairman leaves before his term expires.

The Republicans are meeting Thursday through Saturday in Rock Springs for their state convention. Party members will choose two delegates to the national
convention being held this September in Minnesota.

Larimer says most of the 12 delegates elected during the party caucuses in January have since committed to Sen. John McCain of Arizona.